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Jan 29, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> protesters in egypt are defying the government-ordered nighttime curfew and state of emergency. young people battled with police near two, major hotels. abc's lama hasan has just arrived in cairo. >> reporter: it is even when we were driving in from the airport, we saw the remnants of the battle that had been taking place between the protesters and the police force for five-consecutive days. and as soon as we get closer to tahrir square, which is the birthplace of the revolution two years ago, one of the bridges leading into the square has been closed off to all traffic. and as i said, people here are anticipating the violence, to flare-up once again later on in the day. >> at least 60 people have died since the protests began last week and quickly spread to the major cities. >>> there is a search under way off the coast of italy right now for a u.s. fighter plane that has gone missing. the f-16 was on a training mission and not carrying any weapons when it took off from the air base last night. there was poor visibility due to parkness and the fact it was sleeting at the time.
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
takes down a federal government web site. why anonymous says its hijacked the site. >> also, a parking change in one of the most congested parts of san francisco. several blocks are now off limits. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. some big changes. you can feel it out there today. temperatures dropped. by how much? we'll look at that and look ahead to the accuweather >> the fbi says it's investigating the possible hacking of a government web site. anonymous says it high jeakd the u.s. sentencing commission web site to avenge the death of aaron swartz, an internet activist who committed suicide. the agency was taken over early today and replaced with a message warning that when swartz killed himself two weekingses ago, quote, line was crossed. the web site could not be accessed today. the hackers say they have copied secret information and they are now threatening to make it public. >> in fairfield, hundreds turn out for job opportunities at the six flaggs park in vallejo. it's one of the largest employers in solano county and they're gearing up for the coming season. the park is looking to
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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
connected to adverse possession are sometimes tied to an anti-government movement, known as sovereign citizens, who believe u.s. laws don't apply to them. >> a police officer walks up to someone who is claiming the house belongs to him. he is handed a big sheathe of documents, which are incomprehensible. and i think very often, the officers, ultimately, feel they're forced to go back to headquarters and try to figure out what's going on before they can actually toss someone in the slammer. >> reporter: i met a young sovereign named robert peterson, who moved into this foreclosed home in idaho. >> they're the enemy. they're the enemy of anybody who wants to live free. >> reporter: one expert on sovereigns found evidence that andre barbosa, in that mansion in boca raton, is connected to a sovereign group called divine province. based on the language that barbosa used to justify moving into the mansion, and the fact that his name is on the group's website. before you get ideas about trying to use adverse possession, consider that the sheriff forced robert peterson out of this house. and
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Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
government may say its floodplain, little things and big things is how the weather is going to change our lives over the next generation, let's say. ♪ ♪ >> i could go on and on technince i started weather over 40 years ago. >> i'm spencer christian. >> when i first did the weather in 1972, we had a plex si covered glass map in the studio. i had a grease pencil and i drew the symbols and drew snowflakes. then we got into something else, that allows a person to stand in front of a screen but all the images you see at home is somehow superimposed and transmitted. >> it's been the advent of the computer that has made our job better in the sense we are forecasting better, in the sense we can see things longer out, but also raised expectations and made it harder in that respect. everybody expects you work with computer modems, aren't they perfect? no, not really but they are getting better. these weather computer models that have algorithms, we can't do them by hand. it takes a super computer three hours to crunch a forecast. you try doing that by hand or old computers. they also
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Jan 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
work. undocumented immigrants would register with the government for temporary status. and while their background checks are under way, they could immediately get right to work. but there would be fines and back taxes to pay. and immigrants applying for permanent residency would have to get in line. the back of the line. citizenship could take as long as 15 years. and for the first time ever, obtaining legal residency would mean having to speak english and pass a civics test. there would also be a beefed up border. >> i think after the election, finally, the country's realizing that you cannot have two classes of people in this country. >> reporter: for undocumented immigrants like sophia campos, it could mean no longer living in hiding. >> when an entire government, an entire society, right, is telling you blatantly they you are worth less than the person next to you, that hurts. >> reporter: for the recent college grad, being undocumented means not knowing if she'll be able to get a job. for her babysitter mother, it means not being able to return to peru to visit sick family. you us
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Jan 27, 2013 5:00am PST
positions at key government facilities to try to restore order. >>> a movie about oscar grant has won two awards at the sundance fest sal, including the top prize. fruitvale took over the prize yesterday. it also won the audience award for a new york drama. it looks at the last day in the life of oscar grant. grant was killed by former bart police officer on new year's day 2009. the wine seed company purchased movie's rights for more than $2 million this week a release date has not yet been announced. >>> new this morning the a's are holding their sold out fan fest. it is this afternoon at oracle arena. it includes question-and-answer sessions with members of the alw division champions. there will also be free photos with the team's four world series trophies and former team legends. you can also buy memorabilia to benefit the community fund and tour the a's clubhouse. all 10,000 tickets to the event sold out quickly. >>> the 49ers head to new orleans this afternoon to prepare for their super bowl match-up with the baltimore ravens. most of the 49 faithful will be here in the bay area
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Jan 26, 2013 4:00am PST
over america. and is often connected to an anti-government movement. >> leaving a lot of angneighbor angered and frustrated. >>> and sarah palin has split from fox news. >> we're finding out what drove that split. >>> and the miami heat star, lebron james, rushing the court to tackle a fan. what did he do to deserve that big bear hug, which seems to be an overwhelming hug. >> i don't think that was planned. >>> plus, the fearless ginger zee. our own ginger gets extreme at the x-games. we'll test her nerves with some of the top athletes on the slopes. never heard the word nerves. >> she is fearless. >>> let's start with the political power couple. unimaginable just a few years ago. barack obama and hillary clinton in their first side-by-side interview. these two locked horns publicly, repeatedly and vehemently back in 2008. what does this new tableau mean for 2016. abc's david kerley is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: if you turned on the tv, you wouldn't believe it. bitter rivals now fawning over each other as their working relationship comes to an end. >> it's
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00am PST
turn. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate of the role of government for all time but it does require us to act in our time. >> the second term goals the president laid out went beyond what we heard, ambitious agenda from a politician who will never run for re-election. gay rights. climate change. gun control. immigration reform. protecting medicare and social security. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make the country great. >> republicans say the president ignored the struggling economy or reducing the deficit but he acknowledged the ongoing partisan challenges facing washington carrying over from the first term. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle. or substitute spectacle for politics. or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. >> the president also signaled a shift to a younger america, one that he hopes to tap into for legislative success. >> karen, thank you. inaugural planners and representatives of beyonce are tightlipped this morning about whether she lip synced at the ceremony. ♪ oh, say do
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
would allow local governing council and sponsors to make the decision for them says. father of guys teenager denied the rank of eagle scout because of his sexual orientation says this it's about time. >> it's about time. one of the points of the scout lace you have to be honest and trustworthy and these kid have not been allowed to do that. >>reporter: anderson family started on line petition now has nearly 4 69,000 signatures on the web site change.org. >> well after a bit of a break the cost to gawps the cars on the rise again. national a for gallon of gas is up 2 cents in the past two weeks. could it hit just shy of 4 dollars by valentine's day while refinery make the switch to summer blend n.san francisco drivers paying 3.72 gallon of regular highest in the bay area. 3.62 in oakland. san jose drivers are paying a penny more at 3.63. but again seems to be going up. >>> just ahead. preparation for local superbowl parties. >> extra wing. extra sauce. extra everything. >> take the a look at some bay area businesses cashing in on all the 49er excitement. >> also word of warning. bay
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
immigration. >> centuries-long debate about the role of government of all-time. but it does require us to act in our time. >> reporter: and for the first time ever in an inaugural address, the president specifically mentioned gay rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for, if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another, must be equal, as well. >> reporter: but obama, four years ago, talked about the audacity of hope, now gives a nod to reality. reminding his most fervent supporters that progress requires compromise. >> we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial. >> reporter: before he headed back into the capitol, president obama stopped to look in awe at that amazing view of the national mall. >> take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> reporter: afterwards, the obama family took in the parade in a decidedly less formal way. dancing, snapping photos. and even chewing gum. and while all thos
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Jan 24, 2013 11:00am PST
embracing the new taxes of proposition 30, money that will not be squandered. >> governing never ends. we have promises to keep. the most important is the one we made to the people if proposition 30 passed we would guard the money jealously temporarily made available. this means living in our means and not spending what we don't have. >> other big topics include progress on the high-speed rail progress, reducing carbon emissions and the need for higher education to reduce costs. >> tuition increases are not the answer. i will not let the students of california become the default financiers of our colleges and universities. [ applause ] >> republicans say it sounded good, if not familiar. they will believe it when they see it. >> he talk about a rainy day fund and fiscal conservative, fewer bills, smaller government, tuition trees, he talked about reform, all ideas we have put out there. the question is: will the reality of seven years match the rhetoric of today? >> governor brown touched on health care. he called for a special session to address issues that need to be decided qu
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Jan 25, 2013 2:40am PST
the principle. if the government is supporting your life, and it's like the leader said, it's for the barest essentials. playing the lottery is not a bare essential as opposed to food. >> you're going to pay $1? >> that's assuming they play a dollar. they could be paying 20 or 50. >> let them play the lottery. >> i don't know, i don't know. that's a tough one. >> i don't like that. i wonder what everyone thinks about that. >> we'll be back. >>> ♪ ♪ maybelline, why can't you be true ♪ >> sing it, willis, sing it. ♪ oh, maybelline, oh, baby >> he's into it, folks. back in chuck berry's time, catching your girl cheating was a matter of luck or just good intel. >> how times have changed. those flowery little e-mails, that tiny tweet, all lead to one word -- busted. as abc's nick watts tells us, technology has made cheating easier, but it's also some say 30% of dating site users are cheaters and facebook gets a bad wrap as marriage breakers, allowing us to rapidly reconnect with that high school sweet heart or meet a total stranger the minute our marriages hit the doldrums. but
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Jan 23, 2013 11:35pm PST
sacrifices, but the government didn't change anything because ultimately a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea of women getting wounded and killed on the battlefield. what finally convinced the joint chiefs of staff to reverse that ideology was this. [ screaming ] look out, al qaeda. [ cheers and applause ] the regulations are in order for justin bieber -- justin bieber just surpassed lady gaga as the most followed person on twitter. justin now has 33,410,000, 28,000 more than lady gaga. if you want to confuse your grandfather, wake him up right now and scream bieber beat gaga on twitter. he'll think you're possessed. [ laughter ] justin bieber reminds me a lot of myself at that age. [ laughter ] except instead of 33 million followers, it was two followers. instead of twitter followers, it was followers -- it was employees of a comic bookstore following me to make sure i didn't steal anything. lady gaga was very gracious in defeat. she congratulated justin, but has vowed to do whatever it takes to win back the lead, even if it means she has to do something completely crazy, like
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
government here there were iraqi wupgs that justified a war. >> senator barbara boxer was defending clent onthis morning. >> well, hillary clinton is such a star. she's stepped up to the plate and took responsibility for what happened in benghazi. she knows her fact. >> telling me republicans tried to blame clinton but it didn't stick. >> i think hillary clinton just is head and shoulder as above them. >> a new poll shows that clinton has now a 67% approval rating. that is a new high in her long career in the public spotlight. >> and speculation about whether she might run. >> 2016. >> turns out there may be a connection between benghazi attack and hostage situation in algeria. three militants are now in custody. one said some of the same militants were also part of the benghazi consulate attack back in september. >> wire following a fire raging out of control in oakland. >> stay with us. we'll have that story. >>> in oakland a three story victorian style home son fire. >> we understand that traffic is backed up on harrison all the way into the tunnel. that police have been -- firefighter
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
. is a big, big challenge. >> the trustees want to give employees a raise. government warned them today it's going to be hard to get lawmakers to approve those raises in this era of belt tightening. >> the question may be putting a damper on a program that let's solo drivers use the carpool lanes for plug in owners until 2015. so far, just 9,000 stickers have been issued. that is in contrast to the yellow sticker program that sold out of its 85,000 stickers. state senator lee wants to encourage drivers to give them more years in that carpool lane. >> more expensive and can use these vehicles on an hov lane kind of helps settle anxiety a little bit more. >> advocates predict sales of the plug in cars will pick up as the economy picks up. 1400 of the cars sold in november alone. >> there is more still to come here tonight. just ahead an 11-year-old boy had to have a receivered finger reattached and paper work snafu the insurance company is blaming for refusal to pay. >> tonight the anniversary of roe versus wade. after 40 years decisions remain. >> and new details on beyonce's rendi
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
. you would think there could be regulations governing it or just don't do it in a packed club. and there are reports that this club lost its license back in august of 2012. so you can imagine all the details about the club, the crowd, what was regulated, what wasn't. all that is going to spill out in the coming days. but those families and it's heartbreaking. it's beyond belief. >>> the nuclear threat posed by north korea is bringing about strong reaction. this morning, a spokesman says south korea will do whatever it takes to block north korea from conducting a nuclear test. even north korea's strongest ally, china, says it will cut food aid to north korea if it goes ahead with the test. japan launched two new spy satellites over the weekend to keep an eye on north korea. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton sat beside president obama as the two formal rivals were interviewed on "60 minutes." clinton brushed aside questions about her political ambitions in 2016. >> in politics in democracies, sometimes you win elections and lose elections. i worked very hard, but i lost. >> if w
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Jan 27, 2013 6:00am PST
key government facilities to try to restore order. >>> a movie about oscar grant has won two awards at the sundance film festival, including the top prize. fruitvale took over the prize yesterday. it also won the audience award for a new york drama. it looks at the last day in the life of oscar grant. he was killed by former bart police officer messerly on new year's day in 2009. the wine seed company purchased movie's rights for more than $2 million this week a release date has not yet been announced. >>> new this morning the a's are holding their sold-out fan fest. it is this afternoon at oracle arena. it includes question-and-answer sessions with members of the al west division champions. there will also be free photos with the team's four world series trophies and former team legends. you can also buy memorabilia to benefit the community fund and tour the a's clubhouse. all 10,000 tickets to the event sold out quickly. >>> the 49ers head to new orleans this afternoon to prepare for their super bowl match-up with the baltimore ravens. most of the 49 faithful will be here in the b
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Jan 29, 2013 5:00am PST
weeks ago. the money will help the residents and businesses and state and local governments rebuild from the devastating october storm that killed 130 people and caused damage. fiscal conservatives worried about adding to the deficit but the bill passed easily. >> the cost of gassing up your car is up gan. the national average is up two cents in the last few weeks and could hit shy of four dollars while the refineries make the switch to summer blends. in san francisco 3.72 for a gallon of regular. that's the highest in the bay area. oakland 3.62 and in san jose penny more at 3. will be. >> pain killers like advill and aleve could be dangerous for children. researchers found that children given the drugs could develop kidney disease. the drugs are especially dangerous for children with the flu. instead of those drugs parents may want to consider tylenol or no drugs at all. >> next at 6:00, bartenders respond to san francisco's request for super bowl booze reduction on rowdy fans. >> we catch up with the wife of niners head coach jim harbaugh. she opens up about the stress the super bowl i
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
government or passion tests. low income households could be vulnerable to dishonest preparer whose promise large refunds. lowe's is looking for 45,000 seasonal workers and adding 9,000 permanent employees. investors are not feeling too bad with a five year high on the dow after earnings from mcdonald's, google, regarding the debt ceiling. papa john is offering a free large pizza to customers who correctly call the coin toss for the game, which is the biggest sales day of the year, the chicken counsel says 1.2 billion wing portions will be eaten over the super bowl weekend. >> now 5:24 on this wednesday morning. good news as you head outside, not as chilly as it has been in the morning. >> also news, and i am just curious why we have "spare the air" and sprinkles of rain today? >> it was interesting. i thought the same thing when they issued the spare spay day -- they issued the "spare the air" day, but the cold air could be locked in the valley and they are afraid the air will not vent if you have a fire it could create issues. no one burning wood today, mid-50's to low 60's with r
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
north korean government warned that it is prepared to launch more rockets and perform nuclear tests. the north koreans also called the u.s., quote, the sworn enemy of the korean people. >>> new concerns about that u.s. navy ship that ran aground in the philippines. it's now taking on water, as crews urgently try to offload 15,000 gallons of fuel to prevent a spill. the ship slammed into the reef, despite a sophisticated sonar system. >>> and you may want to check your 401(k) because stocks are soaring this morning. the dow begins the day at its highest level in five years. but one stock that's suffering, apple, down 11% after the company reported a mere $13 billion quarterly profit. investors expect a lot more from apple. >>> distracted driving blamed for a violent crash caught on camera. look closely. you'll see a train crushing into a tractor-trailer in vermont. the driver said he did not see the light at the railroad crossing. he was not hurt. >>> after her victory over serena williams, sloane stephens suffered defeat at the australian open to defending champion victoria azarenka. ste
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
to help out. >> look out. a plane stunt caught on video. government is investigating this situation. >> and wait until you hear the group of people that want to sue this great cyclist lance >>> women who want to serve in combat will now have to meet same qaul fick as men. secretary of defense panetta made that change today. women will be allowed to take on a new role in the military. >> defense secretary said it's time for the military to acknowledge a new reality. >> men and women alike, everyone is committed to doing the job. they're fighting and dying together. >> the pentagon announced women will be allowed to serve in direct combat roles. new policy lists a 1994 ban. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> women makeup 15% of the active duty personnel. more than 150 have died in afghanistan and iraq. this helicopter bilt lost both of her legs serving in iraq. >> america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as their sons oor women will be awill youed to be part of infan tri units and special
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Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
, let's put it that way. >> reporter: on monday, the afghan government replied. likening this fighter machine's weapons to computer games gives the taliban a propaganda victory. in a statement, the taliban responded, calling him a coward and accusing him of developing a mental problem in his four-month tour of duty. now the prince compares this war to his games. he's supposed to be made of better things. the british press is panning the prince. one paper calling him a royal misfit. another telling harry to guard his tongue and learn how to speak more like royalty. well, after stopping at a base in cyprus to decompress and have a few beers, he's on his way back home to face the music. meanwhile, fearing a revenge attack, security officials are scrambling to keep harry safe. >>> time for the weather and sam champion. sam, you're still outside? >> i am. amy, i have great news. temperature's come up to 12 degrees. we came up. we came up a degree. the windchills are going anywhere from 1 below to 4 degrees. that is great, great news. all right, it's not such great news. let's get to what t
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
deal that would allow the government to continue borrowing money since may. but this is an important distinction here. rather than raising the actual debt limit, republicans leaders are proposing that the debt limit just not be enforced until mid-may. the white house says it will not stand in the way of that short-term solution. >>> but there doesn't seem to be an easy solution for middle class workers. millions of their jobs have disappeared since the great recession. millions more are likely to go. many have been displaced by technology, everything from assembly lines to clerks double-checking numbers. most of the jobs that are being added are low paying. >>> also, we're getting a look at what might be the city apartment of the future. they're called microunits. they're intended for singles, even couples, with pull-down beds and other multiuse spaces. construction will start soon in new york city on a pilot project that will include communal areas so residents can stretch out, kind of, i guess. >>> it's not just super bowl commercials costing more this year. chicken wings will be m
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
to develop it. not waste this good land. >> report says local governments need to fight to preserve best quality land. >> sacramento about to lose its only major sports franchise. seattle set to restore the team lost. the brothers have agreed to sell their 65% majority ownership to a group planning to move the team to seattle. they would revive the super sonics name and colors. a condition stit insisted on when the franchise moved to oklahoma city. this sale is now awaiting approval. >> san francisco jazz scene is thriving. much of the city has the only jazz music on the west coast. this is a music hall. the center is located near the symphony and the opera. >> san francisco this, building where we're standing has become a ground zero for this new era of respect for our art form. >> jazz musicians practice what they do. how school is that? >> from fr playoff fever to super bowl fever. >> biggest little fans show their team pride. >>> coming up, violence in the work plaichls a hahn charged with murders of three co-workers blames it on a childhood in china. >> here, experiencing presi
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Jan 25, 2013 4:30am PST
provocation but will push for dialogue with pyongyang. the top governing body of the north said they will continue rocket launches. the u.n. imposes sanctions in response to the rocket launch. a furious launch suggested a third nuclear test is coming from pyongyang. >> louisiana governor is criticizing the republican party with sharp words at g.o.p. leaders promise fundamental changes urging republicans yesterday to "stop being stupid party" during the address at the g.o.p. winter meeting in north carolina. he says it is time for republicans to articulate plans and vision for america in real terms and stop using bizarre comments. jindal is considered to be a potential presidential candidate in 2016. >> the warnings are over coming up why you have to be extra careful about feeding the meter in san francisco on sunday. >> the pharmacy break ins caught on camera. police want to stop the c >> this sunday the city of san francisco will give tickets to drivers with expired meters. a few weeks ago the city went from offering free parking on sunday to charging in metered spots until 6:00 p.m
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
speech was too partisan. with divided government here in washington, he will need some gop support to pass his big agenda items. rob? paula? >> all right. tahman bradley live in washington. we had breaking news that part of the president's second term is going to get you a new hat. >> reporter: stop that. it's warm, though, okay? >> that's all that matters. >> easy for us to say, warm in the studio. >> he's doing the hard work. thank you, tahman. >>> the president is in a lot of big topics. seems like the state of the union address, a more sweeping, poetic inaugural address. climate change, immigration reform, equal pay for women. gun control. he laid out a litany of things he would like to do. and as you heard in that piece, spoke to the younger, much more diverse america, that helped get him elected. and maybe signifying the political shift in the country that's going to affect future elections. >> as if he was direct in this speech, imagine how more direct he's going to be in the state of the union on february 12th. >> term two, let it begin. stay with us for more live coverage fro
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Jan 29, 2013 1:40am PST
unleash their anger across that country and for the government to now declare a state of emergency. >> the latest on a major curfew, the crackdown and what started this new wave of violence. it's tuesday, january 29th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we'll take you live to cairo for the latest on the political unrest in just a moment. and then to brazil where investigators have uncovered disturbing new details after a deadly inferno in a popular nightclub. >> already arrests made in that case. so you can imagine the criminal ramifications, then the legal ramifications. and you have to wonder how libel the club will be. this thing is going to end up in court and it's going to be messy and horrific. the early stage of the fallout already beginning as that community continues to mourn. >>> this is a big day for president obama. he will announce his plans for immigration reform today in the state of nevada. you'll hear how eight senators as we told you about yesterday, are pushing for similar refo
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Jan 29, 2013 1:05am PST
will meet next week and expected to approve new policy which would allow local governing council and sponsors to make the decision for them says. father of guys teenager denied the rank of eagle scout because of his sexual orientation says this it's about time. >> it's about time. one of the points of the scout lace you have to be honest and trustworthy and these kid have not been allowed to do that. >>reporter: anderson family started on line petition now has nearly 4 69,000 signatures on the web site change.org. >> well after a bit of a break the cost to gawps the cars on the rise again. national a for gallon of gas is up 2 cents in the past two weeks. could it hit jy of shy of 4 dollars by valentine's day while refinery make the switch to summer blend n.san francisco drivers paying 3.72 gallon of regular highest in the bay area. 3.62 in oakland. san jose drivers are paying a penny more at 3.63. but again seems to be going up. >>> just ahead. preparation for local superbowl parties. >> extra wing. extra sauce. extra everything. >> take the a look at some bay area businesses cashing
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
and tells under the circumstances the emphasis is misguided. >> according to the government, one and a half hourses -- ounces of spiris is the same as a glass of wine or beer. alcohol is alcohol. and it's about moderation. >> the mayor announced he's not talking about prohibition. >> trying to start a competition about social responsibilities. people should know they ought to just be aware that an overindulgence in a celebration could be hurtful to communities and to themselves. >> the head of the powerful restaurant association. >> certainly from our perspective, you never serve someone drunk in a bar or restaurant, it's against the law. what we need to do is where we see hot spots. >> the celebration is celebration with moderation. he plans to spread that word himself later this week. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> let's head to new orleans now. the 49ers held their first crescent ti practice today. >> hi, layero. >> however, on a serious note sl tl have been many stores about nfl and concussions and implications of playing football, dangers it presents to the health of
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Jan 29, 2013 7:00am PST
, that one military official says egypt's fragile government could now collapse. abc's lama hasan is in cairo with the latest. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, josh. egypt is on-edge this morning. here in tahrir square, the birthplace of the egyptian revolution two years ago, has seen five straight days of bloodshed and violence. overnight, protesters stormed a five-star luxury hotel. they broke down the security barriers before storming the lobby. and special forces swooped in to stop them. meanwhile, protesters defied an emergency law. in three provinces. tens of thousands poured into the streets. and some of them armed. and they battled with security forces. they want president mohamed morsi to step down. and they won't back down until he falls. josh? >> lama hasan, in cairo. thank you for that. >>> a u.s. fighter jet and its pilots have disappeared after the coast of italy. the f-16, similar to what you see here, was on a training mission when it took off last night. we'll have updates as news warrants. >>> also this morning, we learned a $61 million u.s. navy ship
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
address was too partisan with divided government here in washington, dc, he will need some g.o.p. support to pass the big agenda items. >> the national prayer service takes place in a few hours at 7:30 our time and begins at the national cathedral. tonight at 6:00, another inaugural ball is underway for the president and lady gaga takes the stage at that. >> hand warmers. scarves. >> and a reporter posted there were hand warmers everywhere. >> nothing that we need here. mike nicco? >> we had a run on the hand warmers in the central valley over the weekend for baseball tournament at 26 degrees when the kids were playing. it feels like six where our reporter is in washington, dc. the fog we were watching in santa rosa has lifted with nine miles visibility and a temperature of 32 with quarter-mile visibility earlier. we have had reports of black ice. 32 inland and low 40's for the rest of us and upper 50's to mid-60's from noon to 4:00. the next three days, showers tomorrow and thursday and friday are cooler but dry. sue? >> a look at the drive from antioch westbound highway four bunching up
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
government regulations and found each can tested met the guidelines. >> manufacturer defend using water. general mills which packages green giant, say it keeps the freshness of the product. >> companies trying to address consumer concerns. chicken of the sea has tun that said no drain just a little water. green giant has vacuum packed corn that holds the same amount of corn as the regular can with a lot less water. sometimes companies do fail to meet federal standards for the amount of food in the cans. last summer, bumblebee and chicken of the sea agreed to pay $3 million to settle complaints they put less tuna in the cans than required by law. >> still ahead at 6:30, a top state lawmaker jumps into the fight to keep the sacramento kings from moving to seattle. >> will the oakland city council meeting be a repeat the meeting a week ago? the recent protesters say they will be out in force. >> live from san francisco, two weeks after an oil tanker hit the bay bridge crews are ready to begin the repair work today. >> good morning, sue, in the abc7 traffic center a look at bay bridge toll
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Jan 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
to replace your shoes. >> the fbi is investigating the possible hacking of a government web site. anonymous says it high jakd the u.s. sentencing commission web site to avenge the death of aaron swartz, an internet activist who committed suicide. the web site was taken over today and replaced with a message warning that when swartz killed himself a line was crossed. the hackers say they have copied secret information and-under now threatening to make it public. >>> still to come on abc7 abc7 -- abc7 news at 11, an accidental discovery is helping people that are color blind. >> leigh: you'll need the sunglasses tomorrow. it's going be a perfect day if you like it cool. we'll look at the accuweather seven-day fore >> sometimes the best inventions are discovered by accident and that's how a local scientist came across what is proving to be a remedy for color blindness. here's the story. >> a pair of classic aviator sun glasses will run you ten bucks at a drug store. so why may 600 four this? for a starter, if you're color blind, andy is taking a test to determine how quickly he can
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
national parks today. most schools, government agencies and stock markets are closed for this holiday. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. so that's a great kind of theme for the day. >> absolutely. >>> the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older brother, which i didn't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone. final score, 28-24. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom brady in the end zone. it was the patriot's first-ever playoff championship loss at home. the final score, 28-13, ravens. >> and the super bowl in new orleans. one of our favorite cities
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Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
government, really, gets it all done. and so, he's got to do a better job of reaching out to members of congress, across both -- across the aisle, to the republicans. and the republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. why aren't republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and these other things? they're silent. they need to speak out. this is the kind of intolerance i've been talking about, where these idiot presentations continue to be made. and you don't see the senior leadership of the party say, no, that's wrong. sometimes, by not speaking out, they're encouraging it. and the base keeps buying this stuff. and it's killing the base and party. 26% favorability rate for the party right now. that ought to be telling them something. you know? instead of attacking, whoever speaks, look in the mirror and say, how are we going to win the next election? >> and looking overseas, we know governments over the world will be pouring over this speech for every nuance, at this time, more than 60,000 troops in afghanistan. a time of peril. what's
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
gives the government about your tweets. that is later today at 4:00 and 5:00. >> the c.i.a. thriller "argo "was the big winner last night at the screen actors guild award and jennifer lawrence won, as well. >> now, i have a naked statue that means some of you even voted for me, and that is an undescribable feeling. thank you. >> tommy lee won best supporting actor and daniel day-lewis took the top owner both for "lincoln ." >> it occurred to me that it was an actor that murdered "lincoln" and somehow it is only fitting that every now and then an actor tries to bring him back to life again. >> abc "modern family" won best comedy and anne hathaway best supporting actress for les miserables and that means the academy award are only a month [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hi, sweetie. nice to meet you. [cheers and applause] hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. our first contestant today is a tutor who is so confident in his skills, he actually brought one of his students to be his companion today. please welcome sean ginley. hey, sean, nice to see you. >> hey, mere
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
leaves the government more popular than ever. a new poll shows 67% of mesh americans have a favorable view of her, it's a new high in her long career in the public spotlight. california senator boxer was part of the hearing in the senate and after it was over she sat down to talk about republican attacks and how she believes clinton responded. we'll be hearing that report coming up at 6:00 tonight. >> thank you. >> former los angeles police chief brat onis now a police consult yanlt. the city council voted 7-1 to give his firm a quarter million dollar contract. hundreds fear he will introduce controversial tactics like stop and frisk. city leaders point out he has a track record of improving ripz between officers and the community. vic lee talked to him on the phone today. >> so i have a strong believe that police have the significant impacts on reducing it. by controlling illegal behaviors. to such an extent, you can change the behavior. >> brat onled police departments in new york city, boston and l.a. and thogs cities crime rates dropped on his watch, then, again, after he left. >>
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
proms regulators to look into a company accused of misrepresenting work as part of a government rebate program. i'm michael finney. the story is straight ahead. >> also tonight a san francisco water front property about to get an extreme makeover. moving forward without forgetting its past. >> and. >> i company whose >>> california senator feinstein is trying again to get assault weapons banned. on capitol hill today, she introduces a bill to outlaw 158 military style assault weapons and claims to have a lot of backing. this is a photo sent to abc 7 news by a local contingent in washington today in support of the bill. mark? >> we wanted to come to oakland because oakland has suffered from gun violence and will be hearing from residents. this morning's press conference, senator feinstein walked in with lawmakers, clergy and victims of gun violence. all supporting her call for a ban. >> we prohibit 158 military style firearms. >> it would stop sale, trance ferks imfor taigs and manufacture of assault weapons and clips that hold more than 10 bullets. >> military style assault weapons hav
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Jan 22, 2013 1:40am PST
agenda. speeches are easy. governance is hard. now the parties are done, let's get back to work and see what we can get done. reality, the president, any second term president has at most 18 months to get something done. after that, all eyes on 2016 and he becomes a lame duck. so miles to go. so fascinating day and high political theater. >>> to the middle east now, to that attack on an algerian gas refinery. leon panetta says it's proof that al qaeda is committed to creating terror. the attack killed three americans. seven were able to make it out safely. "the wall street journal" reports the terrorist were armed with weapons taken from libya. >>> and it is election day in israel and prime minister benjamin netanyahu appears headed for an easy re-election victory. the re-election virtually assures no progress on a peace agreement with palestinians because of fighting the opposition was not able to agree on a candidate to run against netanyahu. >>> it was 40 years ago today that the u.s. supreme court legalized abortion. and 70% of americans polled by "the wall street journal" say the r
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
in the can. it's that liquid. part you're not eating is weighed that. is why the federal government is beginning to check on this more closely. three companies said more than is allowable. >> we just saw super bowl got their tickets if you're planning on going to super bowl we've been told it will be sold out in downtown new orleans. they suggest bit way orbits says you can get this, baton rouge and gulfport. >> that is mississippi. >> yes. >> nearby state. you might want to take a look at air b and b. people rent rooms and apartments and just couches to people that are desperate f you're still looking to grab a flight average fare running around $1500. no deal there. so that guy who is happy about tickets for $900 that is starting there. >> up next a bay bridge repair project. >> in san francisco, we went tout a part of the bay bridge today usually reserved for seal sales, sea gulls and occasional oil tanker, what we saw at the repair site. >> and i'm cheryl jennings coming up at 5:00 it's not a report card you want to bring home. a study looks at how prepared california educators
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Jan 23, 2013 1:40am PST
capitol hill where lawmakers are expected to improve an increase in the government's borrowing limit today. republicans are giving up for their push to exchange spending cuts for an increase in debt. the extension is only for about three months, so a battle still looms between the president and congress over the debt limit. >> just remember, they got through that fiscal cliff deal, barely. but there's still several financial hurdles, and this is one of them, that lies ahead. but raising the debt limit is nothing new, because they've done it 76 times prior, congress has, including 11 times in the past 8 to 11 years. the nuance is they're not raising -- if they approve this, they're not raising the debt limit, they're saying we're not going to enforce the debt limit until may 18. that way the republicans can say we didn't vote for an increase. we're just voting to temporarily suspend enforcing the limit. so interesting politics in all of this. >> it has to be done, because the u.s. will default on all financial obligations. right now the debt limit is $16.4 trillion. >> exactly. and th
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Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
government will president will need g.o.p. support to get the legislation passed. >> thank you. the national prayer service takes place if a few hours. at 7:30 our time the prayer begins at national cathedral. tonight at 6:00 another inaugural ball is underway for the president, with lady gaga taking the stage. >> finally, it is remain warmer here in california than on the east coast. >> he was bundled up back this. >> and now mike nicco will show you how much you have to bundle up. >> look at these temperatures: about from the same in san jose and los gatos to four degrees cooler in napa and everyone else is one to seven degrees warmer. washington, dc, a wind chill of six so it is definitely colder there. here is what to expect outside: really small pockets of frost. this is the last morning of frosty temperatures. 32 at santa rosa and everyone else is mid-to-upper 30's inland and 41 in antioch and the bay shore upper 30's in fremont and redwood city to san jose and los gatos and 37 and 36. 48 in san francisco and half moon bay. it will not be so cold this morning. as we head to no
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> talked about a rainy day fund and fewer bills, smaller government. talked about tuition freeze and reforms, those are ideas we've put out there. will reality of seven years from now match tret trick of today? >> he call forward a special session on health care so california can get affordable care act started by saturday. >> the national transportation safety board has made some discoveries in the batteries of boeing dream liner that's caught fire. the incident happened january 7th in boston. investigators call the damage severe adding fire damaged structures. the battery had a short circuit and uncontrolled reaction. investigators aren't sure which came first. al-nippon airways cancelled all dream liner flights this month. >> coming up a big hint from southwest airlines carrier could be bagging those no baggage fee autos and from michael finney an app offering proof of smart fob phone thief autos and kaepernicking. telling abc 7 news what it s the news >>> a paroled ex conhas been sentenced for a sexual assault for his flol a shooting death of the occupy oakland encampment. a
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Jan 22, 2013 12:35am PST
up to see poetry that day. but one term later the prose of governing cut the number in half. but for those who did come the re-election is good enough reason to bundle up or in rare case dress down. >> there are republicans out there going there's an obama voter right there. >> i'm a republican. >> is that right? >> yes. >> what are you doing here today? >> mostly because i think we should support our president. >> obama! >> for every republican sighting there were 10,000 democrats. >> this moment was savored by all sorts of americans but it was especially powerful for african-americans one of their own sworn in on martin luther king's bible on martin luther king day. that is a divine convergence for these two from charlotte. >> i voted and i'm here and ready to celebrate. >> and cameron from chicago. >> how early did you get up? >> 6:00. >> 6:00 a.m.? >> yep. >> how many layers are you wearing? >> four. >> and mable from south carolina. four years ago she insulated herself with pictures of her an centers, freed slaves and sharecroppers. but today she was back. for them. >> mable
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Jan 29, 2013 4:30am PST
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
that deal. >> leanne asks i e niled today. saying the government won't file ll nl the 30s. >> yes. last year, they said january 14th. do it in the 30th but not before them. >> coming up next, honoring dr. martin luther king junior. one of the largest celebrations held today in san francisco. >> and no holiday for the chp. >> we're heading to a town 49ers quarterback now put on the map. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> largest bay area bathering to honor dr. martin luther king junior was held today that. is where we heather. >> at center stage, leaders read excerpts of the writing autos one day right there in alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little whilt boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers. >> the reverend bring morz than average connection to the legacy. his mother was a young schoolteacher when she marched with king in a
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Jan 27, 2013 2:00am PST
shoes. >> the fbi is investigating the possible hacking of a government web site. anonymous says it high jakd the u.s. sentencing commission web site to avenge the death of aaron swartz, an internet activist who committed suicide. the web site was taken over today and replaced with a message warning that when swartz killed himself a line was crossed. the hackers say they have copied secret information and-under now threatening to make it public. >>> still to come on abc7 abc7 -- abc7 news at 11, an accidental discovery is helping people that are color blind. >> leigh: you'll need the sunglasses tomorrow. it's going be a perfect day if you like it cool. we'll look at the accuweather seven-day foreñcús >> sometimes the best inventions are discovered by accident and that's how a local scientist came across what is proving to be a remedy for color blindness. here's the story. >> a pair of classic aviator sun glasses will run you ten bucks at a drug store. so why may 600 four this? for a starter, if you're color blind, andy is taking a test to determine how quickly he can tell colors a
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Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
this country. so, what is the big new thing the government wants to do? abc's david kerley tells us. >> reporter: it is an epidemic of addiction. pharmacy robberies where crooks are stealing vicodin and other drugs. a symptom of this growing addiction to painkillers. the demand is staggering, with estimates ranging in the millions of americans addicted to vicodin-type drugs. not just the rich, but housewives, like jerrie, who was followed on the a&e program, "intervention." >> i am a drug addict. now, it's close to 20 pills a day. >> reporter: but if abused, these pills for pain can also be deadly. brandi meshad, just 18 years old, took too much vicodin and other drugs, and died. >> too easy to pull something out of somebody's medicine cabinet. i'm outraged there's not more being done about it. >> reporter: in 2011, 131 million prescriptions were written for vicodin, which goes by several brand names. it's a mix of the ingredient in tylenol and hydrocodone. the drug enforcement administration can't win the battle, and is pleading to make it harder to get vicodin. >> if it has more r
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Jan 28, 2013 11:35pm PST
this many times on "the amazing race" and that is named amazing. >>> any ran last week the government successfully launched a live monkey into space. i like that it was specified it was a live monkey as if there was a chance they would send a dedmon ki into space. there was no independent confirmation but they did release a photo. this is the alleged iranian space monkey. based on the photograph i'm guessing he didn't volunteer for the mission. but i like seeing the iranian space monkey up with the ikea sweater monkey. they claim he traveled 75 miles into space and returned alive and well. they threw him a parade when he got back. there is the space monkey. wait a minute -- yeah, that's him. adorable when he bangs his cymbals together. >>> are you familiar with cnn headline news? this is a news channel that doesn't give you a lot of detail. they give you the basics quickly. and because so many stories are back to back, the transitions can be difficult like this from natasha currie who has the cnn headline news segue of the day. >> do you remember the show with the monkeys that would t
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